Yes, summer is here ! Yes, it's hot. And yes, you can have the flower bed of your dreams installed... And you can plan a landscape for fall flowers too! Take advantage of our free landscape consultation service- for JULY ONLY in Burlington NC and surrounding counties. Call or text Jacqui at 336-269-2532 or email email@example.com Check … Continue reading Free Landscape Design Consultation in July 2016
Failte Gardens is where I try out different landscape designs for Alba Landscapes; it's a space for experimentation, trying new plants in new combos - and - for rescuing abandoned plants from clearance racks in the big box stores. I was told that once plants are put on the clearance racks- "They just give up completely" and immediately start to … Continue reading Failte Gardens : Garden, Studio, Workshop and Plant Rescue
Dr.Neil's Garden, Duddingston, Edinburgh The peace of wild things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests on the beauty of the … Continue reading Welcome to the capital of Scotland’s Secret Garden
The concept drawing is the first step of the journey towards creating your own special space The concept drawing is a basic sketch that outlines the main areas of interest and concerns for the client and landscape designer. The concept drawing addresses the broader concerns of the landscape such as:- do we need a privacy hedge at one side of the property? … Continue reading What is a concept drawing?
Nevermore (plant more than you need) For some time, I had a simple approach to planting in my garden. Rule # 1: collect and treasure more and ever more plants and (lovingly) stuff them into any space in the garden that is available, or semi-available. No matter where that plant was from, it had a … Continue reading NeverMore
......upgrading and replacing a woodland pine bark path to........A path with Chapel hill gravel. This path circles a fire pit, in the middle of a shaded clearing. We put down landscape fabric first to discourage weeds growing in the gravel. Almost half way there...let's hope it does n't rain too much as predicted for tonight... … Continue reading Alamance County in North Carolina in December is perfect for….
A Day (or two) in the Life of Alba Landscapes..... Our mission is to create a small, easy care and easy maintenance private area.... ....by removing 440lbs of ivy, digging 3'x 3' holes, planting 7-8' hollies... ....adding arborvitae, azaleas and gardenias... … Continue reading A Day in the Life….